If you can't find pennette, use the small bulging crescents that are chifferi, or regular elbow macaroni, instead. Courtesy Random House hide caption

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Lesbian and gay lovers have new options for Valentine's Day cards, thanks to the California company A Little To The Left. A Little To The Left hide caption

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Illustrator Sophie Blackall drew the picture of two strangers sharing a bear suit from a "Missed Connections" ad posted on Craigslist in New York. Sophie Blackall hide caption

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A family enjoys a dip in the "chocolate spa" at the Hakone Yunessun spa resort in Hakone, 60 miles west of Tokyo. Each year, the Yunessun offers the special spa to mark Valentine's Day. Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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